Word on the Tweet: Rooney disappointed to miss book signing through illness

The striker scored a brace in Manchester United’s dramatic 3-2 derby day win but is currently laid low, while his fellow Red Devils team-mate Rio Ferdinand shows his tough side
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney put in a sparkling display to help his side to a 3-2 win over local rivals Manchester City at the weekend.

But barely two days later the England international has proved he is only human, after being forced to pull out of a book signing.

Elsewhere, QPR midfielder Esteban Granero goes all Shakespearean and Sunderland forward Fraizer Campbell struggles to stay on his feet.

Read on for all these and more in Goal.com’s latest offering of Word on the Tweet

“Lil men fighting in the school playground before school....always ends in tears the lunatics! "Don't cry to me son, sort it out yaself"!?”

Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand reveals his action-packed school run.

“Not feeling good at all. Had to cancel the book signing today. Sorry to all the fans who were coming. I was really looking forward to it. The date will be re-arranged, sorry again.”

Ferdinand’s team-mate Wayne Rooney is forced to pull out of a book appearance through illness.

“O soothest Sleep! if so it please thee, close In midst of this thine hymn my willing eyes. #goodnight”

It looks like QPR’s Spanish midfielder Esteban Granero goes all Shakespearean when he’s tired.

“In the train in the way back to liverpool from london. Love london.”

Fellow Spaniard Jose Enrique expresses his love for England’s capital city…before making his way back to Liverpool.

“Can't believe I've just decked it in black ice! Hope no1 saw! #ice1fraz0”

The tricky weather conditions prove too hazardous for Sunderland’s Fraizer Campbell.

“Good morning world. Off to watch lil man be a king in the Christmas play #proud dad”

Fabrice Muamba can’t wait to see his kid in his school nativity.